Movies like Straw Dogs 1971

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Straw Dogs (1971)
 7.4
 60K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, teasing, family in danger, self defense, revenge, brutality, village life, vengeance, rivalry, breaking point, couple relations, lust, village, countryside, couples, protective male, child molester, crimes, manhood, chase, sexual content, strong violent content, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe

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Most similar movies to Straw Dogs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and disturbing films with plots about violence, murder, crimes, revenge, brutality, vengeance and blood mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Straw Dogs: A History of Violence (2005), Trust (2010), Funny Games (1997), Harry Brown (2009), Death Wish (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, home invasion, gang rape, teasing, self defense, small town, machismo, vengeance, spouse in danger, terrorizing, chase, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, double life, attempted murder, revenge, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 42K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, innocence lost, investigation, bullying, teenage life, youth, child sexual abuse, child rape, parents and children, pedophile, teenage girl, underage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, milwaukee wisconsin, cleveland ohio, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 73K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: sadism, torment, family in danger, serial killer, psychopath, lake, humiliation, crimes, isolation, bad guy wins, violence spree, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 87K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, vigilante, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 39K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, violence spree, obsession, fighting crime, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, tucson arizona, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 73K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, death, crimes, homeless, vigilantism, haunted by the past, revenge, violence, vigilante, disorder, life turned upside down, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, vengeance, cruelty, revenge, sadistic horror, sadism, murder, psychopath, justice, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 186K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, road movie ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, midlife crisis, depression, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, frustration, alienation, rage, life is a bitch, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 63K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, attempted murder, vengeance, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, secret agents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, france, uruguay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 132K
Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: bleak, rough, surreal, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, anal rape, violence, sadism, brutality, strong sexual content, rape and revenge, violent, sexual cruelty, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 149K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, harsh, psychological, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, sexual abuse, rape, lesbian love, destructive relationship, misanthrope, female killer, tragic love, death sentence, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: bullying, brutality, punishment, gang, anger, execution, humiliation, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, vigilantism, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fight for Your Life (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A minister dispenses justice on three convicts who take his family hostage.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: bishop, rapist, self defense, family relations, hostage, sexual abuse, family in danger, racism, confrontation, revenge, prison escape, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 16K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vigilantism, murder, obsession, psychopath, haunted by the past, support group, vengeance, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, death wish, crimes, rivalry, buddies, human nature, violence, vigilante ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.8
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Villa Captive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young actress seeking a life away from adult movies moves to Florida insearch of a new identity. Her newfound peace is shattered when local thugsrecognize her.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, rape, vengeance, woman in danger, life is a bitch, violence spree, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, death, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, russian mafia, mob boss, murder, russian, rape, investigation, organized crime, criminal heroes, diary, crimes, kgb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, raped woman, sex slavery, addiction, vengeance, female killer, pimp, prostitute, revenge, female protagonist, rape and revenge, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, switzerland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Straightheads (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is instant chemistry between Alice (Gillian Anderson), a businesswoman, and Adam (Danny Dyer), a younger working-class man who installs a security system in her London apartment. She takes him to a party in the country, and they end up making ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rape, murder, gang rape, gang, vengeance, psychopath, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch, misogynist, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 190K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: rape, family in danger, fear, rapist, lawyer, dangerous attraction, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge, violence, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 73K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, serious, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, couples, family in danger, disorder, adultery, rape, dishonesty, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, rough, neo noir, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: sadism, killer, psychopath, crimes, murder, small town, violence, deputy, investigation, brutality, social relations, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.7
 54K
Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, on the road, journalist, cross country, crimes, violence spree, partners, murderous pair, lovers on the run, hitchhiker, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, texas, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, tense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, vengeance, life is a bitch, rape, violence, suicide, tough heroes, gangsters, dark hero, justice, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 29K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, neo noir, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, small town, crimes, revenge, chase, murder, lawyer, manic, obsession, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, couples, gangsters, criminal heroes, murder, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: suspense, psychological, cynical, bleak, tense ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, murder, death, on the road, prostitute, bartender, revenge, dark humor, suitcase of money, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 126K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, rough, serious, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, extreme violence, brutality, psychopath, cat and mouse, strong violent content, mercilessness, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 9K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, sadism, rape victim, psycho killer, teenage rape, hostage, rape, maniac, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984
Place: ussr, afghanistan, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%